Philadelphia hosts Toronto with 2-1 series lead
Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Philadelphia; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Philadelphia leads series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The 76ers won the previous meeting 116-95. Joel Embiid scored 33 points to help lead Philadelphia to the victory and Kawhi Leonard totaled 33 points in the loss for Toronto.
The 76ers are 8-8 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia ranks second in the NBA with 36.9 defensive rebounds per game, led by Embiid averaging 11.1.
The Raptors are 36-16 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto is third in the Eastern Conference with 35.6 defensive rebounds per game, led by Leonard averaging 6.0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is shooting 48.4 percent and averaging 27.5 points. Jimmy Butler has averaged 14.5 points and collected 4.7 rebounds while shooting 41.2 percent over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Leonard leads the Raptors scoring 26.6 points and collecting 7.3 rebounds. Pascal Siakam has averaged 21.6 points and totaled 7.3 rebounds while shooting 57.4 percent over the last 10 games for Toronto.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Raptors: Averaging 103 points, 41.8 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 95.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting.
76ers: Averaging 114.6 points, 51.1 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting.
76ers Injuries: None listed.
Raptors Injuries: Chris Boucher: out (back spasms), Pascal Siakam: day to day (right calf contusion), OG Anunoby: out (appendix).